This is the NINTH reflection I have prepared for the Solemnity of All Saints! For the last few years I must admit that each time the celebration has come around, I have said to myself ‘Oh dear! What on earth am I able to say this time?’ Then the lesson I have learnt so often […]
Diocesan Priests at their recent annual clergy retreat at Mariannhill Retreat Centre, preached by Fr Barney McAleer (centre).
We as the Catholic Church would like to convey our best wishes to all learners who will be sitting for Matric examinations. It is a stressful time for most of them since it marks a benchmark in any South African’s academic life. They are under much pressure from the examination preparation but more so from […]
Do you remember last week’s references to the need for our cause to be just, right and true – and that, as a result, the Lord will be on our side, with us in our endeavours? Remember the persevering widow of the Gospel extract? Well take a good look at THIS SUNDAY’S OLD TESTAMENT EXTRACT […]
1. Introduction Since the end of apartheid, promoting peace on the African continent has been a priority in South Africa’s foreign policy. While in 1994 South Africa was the success story of the continent, other parts of the region faced catastrophic violence. For example, the Rwandan genocide was followed by years of war within the […]
BRICKS STILL AVAILABLE To create a strong link between the old Parish Centre and the new Denis Hurley Centre, we have saved 500 bricks which will be used to construct the counter in the coffee bar. Past pupils of St Augustine’s School, which was for 50 years housed in the Parish Centre, are selling […]